In this episode of the Hop & Brew School® Podcast, Justin Crossley and Nick Zeigler take the show on the road to HomebrewCon in Providence, RI. They are joined by Yakima Chief Hops Chief Executive Officer, Mike Goettl, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Steve Carpenter, and Grower-Owner, Rick Sauve, of Sauve & Son Farms Inc. The guys discuss the very exciting Fresh Hops Program at YCH and the challenges they endure to make sure that only the freshest, just off the vine, hops get into the hands of craft brewers. It’s an impressive feat, to say the least. They also discuss what it’s like to be a hop farmer producing some of the worlds finest, and most popular hops. Rick even reveals some of the good-natured competition among Yakima Chief’s hop farmers to produce the absolute best hops possible. We round out the conversation with a good dose of baseball talk, as Steve and Mike are also hosts of the popular Beer, Baseball & Bines podcast.
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